Everybody knows how easy it is to share a video clip, a picture or even a tune on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram or Vine. And now, you will also be able to share audio excerpts from your favorite audiobook thanks to Audible’s updated app called Clips.
Quite often, sharing is caring, and sharing a pleasant memory with your friends can be a remarkable experience.
Now, everyone wondered why someone can’t share via Facebook or Twitter their favorite quote from the last audiobook they’ve listened to. Well, it would seem that Audible is one step ahead of us this time.
Recently, the company launched a new iOS application called Clips. By using clips, anyone can share their favorite quotes from their audiobooks via email, text messages, and social media.
So, what is Clips by Audible?
Clips is an audio editing tool. Remember when you heard a really cool tune, and you wanted to set that tune as your phone’s default ringtone? Well, as the whole song was too big to fit inside the phone’s memory, everyone used audio editors in order to cut and paste a particular part of the melody.
With Clips, you can do basically the same thing. Select the audio excerpt you want to send, cut it and then send it through email or post it on social media.
In order to discourage users from making unauthorized copies, Audible limited the snipping procedure to 45 seconds. Just select the passage, save it with any extension and download it on your computer. It’s as easy as that.
Moreover, Audible declared that Clips is now available for iOS, Android, and Windows phone. Basically, this means that the user can access the application from basically anywhere in order to perform the procedure.
The company mentions that the snipping procedure is pretty fun, considering the fact that users can use the snippets in order to compose their own stories. If you aren’t in the mood to search for an individual passage and to select it, then Clips can do it for you.
According to Audible, once the user hits the “+Clip” button, the application will automatically select the last 30 seconds of the audiobook you’ve last listened to.
Well, we can’t say that the application is a breakthrough or anything, but we should give Audible the benefit of the doubt since this is its first venture into the tangled world of social media.
For now, we should see how the application will fare and how any audio excerpts will be posted on social media. Happy novel hunting, guys!